Today I am going to be discussing and reviewing 5 new vegan frozen food products that recently came to our local supermarket. For those of you that don’t know, I live in Melbourne, Australia. Our local supermarket is Woolworths and lately, the vegan products have been hitting the shelves hard and fast. I love how much variety there is at our fingertips now. I was so excited to try all of these and review them for you so let’s get into it!
1.) ‘Bean Supreme’ – Laksa Pie
This Laksa Pie contains pumpkin, coconut, tamarind and a whole host of spices to create a South-East Asian inspired curry pastry. It takes 40 minutes to cook in a conventional oven if frozen (less time if thawed) and is 100% plant-based. I served it with a side salad for lunch and I honestly loved it. It was so delicious, chunky, rich and full of flavour. Even the crust is super tasty! For some reason I thought I would really dislike this so I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was so yummy. It seems small but the pie is super filling. The pastry is flaky and delicious. I’m a huge fan. They also sell a Mexican pie but I didn’t like it as much as this one. I give this a 5/5 stars.
2.) ‘Fry’s’ Chickpea and Roasted Butternut Balls
Hmmm, I really wasn’t a fan of these. I don’t know what it was but they tasted a little bland. The flavours just didn’t work for me, so I won’t be buying them again. On the plus side, I do believe they are good for parties and they only take 10-15 minutes in the oven. My daughter enjoyed nibbling on them but I think the only way I would eat them again is if I found a dipping sauce to make it a bit yummier. I give these a 2/5 stars.
3.) ‘Fry’s’ Mini Sausage Rolls
All hail the mini sausage rolls! These are so perfect for a party! It gives me comfort knowing these are on the market, as my child is vegan and will one day be attending parties. She will be able to bring these along and not feel left out. You just pop these in the oven for 15 minutes and you’re good to go! I tried them with some tomato sauce and they were super yummy. They taste so authentic to regular sausage rolls and the pastry is fluffy as promised on the package. I didn’t take the most flattering photo but just know, it tastes so much better than it looks! I give this a 5/5 stars.
4.) ‘Sophie’s Kitchen’ Lightly Battered Prawns
Ugh okay, I was not a fan of this one. The texture and look was on point (it even had the red prawn lines on the skin) but the taste was bland. It needs to be cooked in oil in order to crisp it up and the back of the box recommends coconut oil. I used olive oil and it just made me feel a bit ill. I definitely won’t be buying these again. It’s great they exist and I’m sure someone else might enjoy them, but they didn’t do it for me. I gave them 1/5 stars.
5.) ‘Temptation Bakeries’ Petite Vegetable Tarts
These are fantastic for a party! I would definitely get them in future for any events we host. They are super mini, tasty and fun. I will say, the first time I tried it, I wasn’t a fan, but they grew on me. I only tried cooking them in the microwave so I’m sure they will taste much better in the oven. The pastry is delicious and the veggies are full of flavour. I give these a 3.5/5 stars.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Which product sounded the nicest to you? Have you tried any of these and if so, what did you think? I liked the pie and sausage rolls the best. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo